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A's leave Boston in their Wake
A nightmarish second inning for Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox led directly to a Boston loss in Game 2 of the ALDS, putting Boston on the brink of elimination. The Sox head home to play the A's on Saturday, hoping to become the fourth team in the nine-year history of the Division Series to come back from an 0-2 deficit.  Full story >

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A's starter Barry Zito brushed off an up-and-down regular season to dominate the Red Sox with one of the biggest performances of his career, limiting Boston to five hits and one earned run over seven innings. Zito, making his fourth career postseason start, had all of his pitches working, fooling the Red Sox all afternoon.  Full story >

Box Score:   OAK 5, BOS 1  
October 2, 2003
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Red Sox
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Athletics
0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 6 0

Boston AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF 4021000.333
Garciaparra, SS 3010100.375
Walker, 2B 4000004.444
Ramirez, LF 3010112.125
Ortiz, DH 4000022.000
Millar, 1B 4000022.200
Mueller, 3B 4010012.222
Kapler, RF 3000020.000
a-Varitek, PH 1000001.500
Mirabelli, C 3110020.333
Totals3316121013 
 
a-Popped out for Kapler in the 9th.
 
BATTING
2B: Mirabelli (1, Zito), Damon (1, Zito).
TB: Damon 3; Garciaparra; Ramirez; Mueller; Mirabelli 2.
RBI: Damon (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 2, Walker, Varitek.
Team LOB: 7.
 
FIELDING
E: Walker (2, throw).
PB: Mirabelli (1).
 
 
Oakland AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B 2100120.167
Durazo, DH 4010014.375
Chavez, 3B 4000013.000
Tejada, SS 4000004.100
Hatteberg, 1B 4010010.125
Guillen, LF 1100200.250
Long, LF 1010000.333
Hernandez, C 4111003.375
Dye, RF 3100013.000
Byrnes, CF 4122022.400
Totals315633819 
 
BATTING
2B: Byrnes (1, Wakefield).
TB: Durazo; Hatteberg; Long; Hernandez; Byrnes 3.
RBI: Hernandez (2), Byrnes 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada 2, Dye, Byrnes 2.
Team LOB: 7.
 
Boston IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 0-1) 6.04533704.50
Embree 1.00000000.00
Williamson 1.02000100.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 1-0) 7.05112901.29
Bradford 1.00000100.00
Foulke 1.01000000.00
 
HBP: Dye (by Wakefield), Ellis (by Wakefield).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 111-68, Embree 8-5, Williamson 20-12, Zito 113-74, Bradford 16-11, Foulke 20-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 5-6, Embree 2-1, Williamson 1-1, Zito 5-7, Bradford 2-0, Foulke 1-2.
Batters faced: Wakefield 28, Embree 3, Williamson 5, Zito 28, Bradford 3, Foulke 4.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Tim Welke. LF: Greg Gibson. RF: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 59 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:37.
Att: 36,305.
 
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